Changes and new gongs in store for the 2016 Logie Awards

The stars of online TV shows could potentially be up for the Gold Logie next year.
The stars of online TV shows could potentially be up for the Gold Logie next year. JOE CASTRO

CHANGES are afoot for next year's Logie Awards.

The publicly-voted awards will change from Most Popular to Best Awards, while the industry-voted awards will continue to be called Most Outstanding.

Three new awards have also been added to the night.

A viewer-voted award will be introduced for Best News Panel or A Current Affairs Program, and organisers will also reinstate Best Factual.

There will also be two new industry-voted awards for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor and Most Outstanding Supporting Actress.

The 58th annual awards, honouring the best in Australian television, will be held at Melbourne's Crown Entertainment Complex on Sunday May 8 and broadcast on Channel 9.

Online TV programs will be eligible for Logies for the first time, with organisers announcing they would accept original Australian program submissions from subscription streaming services like Netflix, Presto and Stan.

Public voting for the 2016 Logie Awards will open on Monday November 16.  Voters will have until January 17, 2016 to cast their vote.

Topics:  channel 9 logies netflix anz presto stan

Marine Rescue leads to life of memories at sea

BON VOYAGE: Bernie Gabriel reflects on his time in the Marine Rescue NSW Service.

Bernie Gabriel looks back on early days.

Long road ahead to ease pain of stabbing death

Imogen Larter with horse Nelson.

Victim's family tells of heartache, healing

Local Partners

Audience member shocked penis puppeteer

IT TAKES a lot to shock Rich Binning who appears nude on stage in Puppetry of the Penis, but this audience member left the performer flabbergasted.

What’s the greatest 1980s movie ever?

That lift, featuring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, back when she had a normal nose.

From Dirty Dancing and Crocodile Dundee to Die Hard

Jennifer Lawrence flaunts her nudity on set

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of "Red Sparrow" at the Newseum on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)Source:AP

Jennifer Lawrence so comfortable on Red Sparrow set, she went naked

Bardot’s biggest secrets finally revealed

L-R: Belinda Chapple, Tiffany Wood, Sally Polihronas, Sophie Monk and Katie Underwood made up Bardot.

Popstars girl group Bardot’s biggest secrets finally revealed

How three Aussie movie-makers lured Helen Mirren

Jason Clarke and Helen Mirren in a scene from the movie Winchester. Supplied by Studiocanal.

It took a lot of work for three Aussies to lure the Oscar winner

Roxy Jacenko: ‘I came over all hot’

Roxy Jacenko and Oliver Curtis have talked about their sex life since his prison release last year. Picture: Aaron Francis.

The pair gave revealing interview about their lives since his release

How to throw a star-studded party

He’s on the list! Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs pictured at Nana Judy’s party at Coachella. Picture: Facebook

How to throw a star-studded party, according to Nana Judy